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Ayrınc is located in Azerbaijan
Coordinates: 39°25′41″N 45°35′11″E / 39.42806°N 45.58639°E / 39.42806; 45.58639Coordinates: 39°25′41″N 45°35′11″E / 39.42806°N 45.58639°E / 39.42806; 45.58639
Country  Azerbaijan
Autonomous republic Nakhchivan
Rayon Shakhbuz
Population (2005)[citation needed]
 • Total 546
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)

Ayrınc (also Ayrynj, Ayrindzh, until 2003;[1] Arınc, Arindzh, Aryndzh) is a village and municipality in the Shahbuz District of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. It is located in the near of the Shahbuz-Kyukyu highway, 3 km in the north from the district center, on the bank of the Kukuchay river (tributary of the Nakhchivanchay river). Its population is busy with gardening and animal husbandry. There are secondary school, library, club, kindergarten and a medical center in the village. It has a population of 546. The Nohur settlement of the Middle Ages is located nearby.[2]


Arınc - is the foothill area. At the ancient Turkic languages, meanings of Arynj has stated as "hard, reverse, rigid, boring". Likely, the name was created in relation to the harsh climate of the available area. Since 2003, the name of the village has officially been registered as Ayrınc with an unknown reason. In the beginning of the 18th century, the Arynja village was registered in the district of Girkhbulag of the Erivan Khanate. In 1948-50, the Azerbaijanis were deported from the Arnyj village of the Yeghegnadzor region of the Armenia.".[3]

Historical and archaeological monuments[edit]


Nohur - the place of residence of the 11-14 centuries, near the Ayrınc village of the Shahbuz rayon, on the left bank of the Ayrınc River. Its area is 1000 m2. The remains of the building are observed in the settlement. The houses built of hewn limestones are the square and rectangular. During the research work in the one of the rooms (6х4 m) have been found the ceramic product of the unglazed (fragments of jug and jar-type containers in the pink and yellowish colored) and glazed (bowl, plate fractures).[2]

Ayrınc Necropolis[edit]

Ayrınc Necropolis - the archaeological monument of the Middle Ages in the Ayrınc village of the Shahbuz rayon. Only a part of the a few figure of a ram and a part of the head stones of the graves are remained in the Muslim cemetery. The upper part of the two head stones has been engraved in a similar to the crown. One of these two figures of the simple form rams is spiral-horned. Researchers are assume that the monument belongs to the 15-16 centuries.[2]


  1. ^ Azərbaycan Respublikasının 1 mart 2003-cü il tarixli, 423-IIQ nömrəli Qanunu (Azerbaijani)
  2. ^ a b c ANAS, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (2005). Nakhchivan Encyclopedia. volume I. Baku: ANAS. p. 45. ISBN 5-8066-1468-9. 
  3. ^ Encyclopedic Dictionary of Azerbaijan Toponyms. In two volumes. Volume I. p. 304. Baku: "East-West". 2007. ISBN 978-9952-34-155-3.